Hypertension

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Hypertension, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 and older. (2007)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshype.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Hypertension, Children and Adolescents

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms for screening for primary hypertension in asymptomatic children and adolescents to prevent subsequent cardiovascular disease in childhood or adulthood. (2013)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1747317#ClinicalConsiderations(annals.org)